Will Red Sox go over or under Vegas' 2020 MLB season season win total?

Nick Goss
NBC Sports Boston

Sportsbooks and oddsmakers in Las Vegas and across the nation have begun to release season win totals for the 2020 MLB campaign after the league announced earlier this week that there would be baseball this year after all.

The shortened schedule will include 60 regular season games for each team and begin July 23. 

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Caesars Sportsbook has set its win total (h/t ESPN), and the Los Angeles Dodgers lead the way at 37. The New York Yankees are next at 36.5 wins. 

The Boston Red Sox are 19th on the list at 30.5 wins, tied with the Milwaukee Brewers. So, oddsmakers are expecting the Red Sox to be about a .500 team this season.

It's not a bad prediction, either. The Red Sox still have a great lineup that should rank in the top five in runs scored among American League teams, but the team also has real concerns throughout its pitching staff. Starting pitching depth is suspect, and the bullpen has plenty of weak spots as well.

Boston's odds to win the 2020 World Series are +3000, and it also has +1300 odds to win the AL pennant, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

There's no question the Red Sox will be an underdog this season, and it's possible they thrive in this role. Despite some of the veteran departures over the last two offseasons, this Red Sox roster still has plenty of championship experience on it.

Will Red Sox go over or under Vegas' 2020 MLB season season win total? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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